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Branch Out in 5773


eptember is a month of new opportunities. For some, it marks the beginning of a new school year. For those who are new to our congregation, it may mean their first time at a Shabbat Service or at our High Holy Days services. For our congregation and Jews worldwide, it marks the beginning of a new year and, with it, renewed hope and promise for a year of blessing. So, what if, in this month of new beginnings, you committed yourself to another new opportunity – to branch out in 5773? It just so happens that September also launches the start of many of the programs that you have come to love at Stephen S. Wise or, for the newcomer, that you will be experiencing for the first time. What does that mean for you? An ideal opportunity to expand your horizons, see what your Temple and Schools have to offer you, and become more engaged with us as we work to strengthen this wonderful community every day of the New Year. We will begin our calendar year with some beautiful celebrations of our holidays and experiences of Shabbat that are meaningful for both families and adults. Opportunities for learning abound with our Center for Jewish Life, A Few Wise Men, our renowned Melton School, and our Clergy-led courses and study groups. For the lover of Israel or the budding advocate, there will be opportunities to renew and deepen your commitment to the State of Israel with our involvement in AIPAC or around Yom Ha’atzma-ut. And, if you’re dedicated to improving our world, Mitzvah Day and Freedom School will offer you quintessential examples of the kind of work you can do for our city, our country, and the world all year long. You will also see some new programs and events throughout the year: some designed to deepen your connection to the Temple and Schools; some that will create a stronger sense of community; and others that will start because you spoke up, said you wanted more, and mobilized with others to make them happen. So, whether it is sharing your hopes in our Vessels of Hope and Reflection project, supporting our Schools during the “It’s Time” events, or joining the Wise Years (60+), “Daditude”, the newly-invigorated Women of Wise (WOW), or getting in the “Mixx” with 20s & 30s singles, we invite you to “branch out” and see all that Wise has to offer. We recognize that broadening your horizons is not always an easy feat in lives where we have competing priorities or a busy routine. But, it is worth it for yourself and for your family. You have the comforts of home in your Wise community, and to really make the most of your membership and this new year, make the effort, get engaged, branch out. It is September, after all. May this month, and this New Year be – for you and your families, for our Temple and our people, for Israel and the world – a year of opportunity, hope, health, and blessing.

High Holy Days 5773 Elul


Friday, September 7, 2012 Friday, September 14, 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Ocean Park Blvd. & Barnard Way Santa Monica Beach Life Guard Station #25

In anticipation of, and to further prepare for, the upcoming High Holy Days, please join your Rabbis at 6:15 p.m. Friday Shabbat Services during the month of Elul for special sermons on the remaining dates in September. Rabbi David Woznica will be speaking on September 7 and Rabbi Eli Herscher on September 14.

S’lihot Saturday, September 8, 2012 | 9 p.m. Sanctuary As the month of Elul draws to a close, the mood of repentance becomes even more intense. We continue our spiritual preparation for the Days of Awe with a S’lihot service, allowing the powerful music of the holidays to penetrate our soul. The ultimate goal of S’lihot is to seek forgiveness from God and others whom we have wronged and, most importantly, to improve ourselves in the coming year. W Group (20s & 30s) 10th Annual Appletini Party

After the success of last year’s pilot program, Rabbis Medwin and Anderson will head to the beach with our Wise community to symbolically “send off” their sins into the waters of the sea and set our sights on the new year to come. Don’t forget to bring your own bread crumbs!

Intergenerational Close of High Holy Days

Vessels of Hope and Reflection Now through Sukkot 2012 The Vessels of Hope and Reflection project is an invitation for you as a member or guest of our Stephen S. Wise community to take a moment and reflect on your own hopes and reflections for the upcoming Jewish year and to place your sacred words into vessels that will be placed at various locations on our campus. Then, all of these words of hope will be combined into a work of art that will decorate our Temple Sukkot. Join in the conversation on Facebook at

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | 5:30 p.m. Skirball Cultural Center, Taper Courtyard Join all generations of our Temple community for our first-ever close of High Holy Days service on Yom Kippur afternoon. This unique service will allow families an opportunity to experience an age-appropriate Neilah or “closing of the gates” service and Havdalah in the beautiful surroundings of the Skirball Cultural Center. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind chance to end the High Holy Days and begin the new year as you had always hoped – in the joyful embrace of your family and Wise community.

Sunday, September 16, 2012 (immediately following late Erev Rosh Hashanah services) Toast the new year with the W Group and 20s and 30s from around the city at our 10th Annual Appletini Party. 8 * ( 310.889.2247 8 * ( 310.889.2383


Fall Programs SukkotFest 2012

Schmoozing with Zeldin: God, Texts and the Jewish Future

Sunday, September 30Monday, October 8, 2012

6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Dinner 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Talk and Questions

Come enjoy a season of celebration under the sun and stars with SukkotFest 2012. From programs at the Temple to those in the neighborhood, Sukkot, once again, emerges as one of the most festive celebrations on our Jewish calendar for individuals and families of all ages, and will include the return of the Festival of Jewish Artists on Sunday, October 7. You will also have an opportunity to see the finished product of our Vessels of Hope and Reflection project (see previous page), where the collective hopes and reflections of our community will be displayed in our Temple Sukkah.

Join us for four evenings of thought (and dinner) with the Founding Rabbi of Stephen S. Wise Temple, Rabbi Isaiah Zeldin.

Simhat Torah Celebration

AIPAC at Wise: Turn Your Passion to Action

Why the Bible was Written by Man Wednesday, October 3 What the Talmud Can and Cannot Teach Wednesday, October 10 God of Services Versus God of Classroom Wednesday, October 17 The Future of the American Jew Wednesday, October 24 Cost: $125 for the four-part series (includes dinner) 8 ( 310.889.2201

Sunday, October 21, 2012 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Stephen S. Wise Temple

Mitzvah Day 2012 Sunday, November 4, 2012 9 a.m. Pancake Breakfast & Opening Ceremonies 10 a.m. Onsite Projects Begin 11 a.m. Fashion with Compassion Boutique & Runway Show

Monday, October 8, 2012 6:30 p.m. Service & Program 7:15 p.m. Dancing & Cookies Sanctuary Enjoy singing, music, and dancing with the Torah as we celebrate Simhat Torah as a community. Of course, no Simhat Torah celebration would be complete without reading from the Torah. Simhat Torah is a wonderful opportunity for our families to come together and celebrate the holiday that concludes our reading of the Torah and begins it anew. 3rd Annual Poker Tournament Sunday, October 28, 2012 | 3 p.m. Stephen S. Wise Temple Join us for the “All In” Wise Poker Tournament, returning for its third year of high stakes, great prizes, and lots of fun! All event proceeds benefit Stephen S. Wise Temple Schools. 8 ( 310.889.2247 4 @wise

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For the fifth year, Stephen S. Wise Temple brings AIPAC, The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, to our community for a free afternoon that will inspire you and keep you educated about Israel and the Middle East. Family and friends are welcome for this informative afternoon that will include breakout sessions and strategies for action, culminating in a special keynote address by David Makovsky, Ziegler Distinguished Fellow & Director of the Washington Institute’s Project on the Middle East Peace Process. RSVPs are strongly requested. Childcare for children ages 2 ½ to 12 will be available with registration. AIPAC Policy Conference: Sunday-Tuesday, March 3-5, 2013 Turn your passion into action at one of several events designed to rally our Wise community in support of Israel and the U.S.-Israel relationship. 8

Make a pledge to do mitzvot throughout the year and make our community a better place, one mitzvah at a time. Projects will take place at the Temple and numerous locations in the Los Angeles area throughout the day. Highlights for this year’s Mitzvah Day include projects supporting our Freedom School, Jewish World Watch, Beit Issie Shapiro, and a bigger and better Fashion with Compassion charitable fashion show and boutique. 8

Winter Programs


Purim Preschool Parade and Preview Sunday, February 24, 2013 | 9:30 a.m. Sanctuary

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The preschool parade is back! Bring your nursery school-age children and grandchildren for our Purim costume parade and kid-friendly service – back by popular demand! Get into the Carnival before the crowds, dress up, and win!

W Group (20s & 30s) Celebrates Hanukkah Thursday, December 6, 2012 | 8:30 p.m. Location TBD Join the W Group for drinks, dancing, and doing something good for the world – all the while celebrating Hanukkah at its 9th Annual Hanukkah Party and Fundraiser!


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Purim Carnival Sunday, February 24, 2013 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Erev Purim Saturday, February 23, 2013

Temple Hanukkah Celebration Friday, December 14 5 p.m. Grand Nosh 6:15 p.m. Hanukkah Shabbat Service Join us for a delicious Grand Nosh, featuring Casiano Catering’s famous latkes, followed by a celebratory Hanukkah Shabbat Service.

A traditional Erev Purim celebration for adults. Stay tuned for more information on how you can celebrate Purim with your Wise community.

Join us again this year for our amazing Purim Carnival 2013, where fun for the whole family awaits. From delicious food, thrilling rides, and a diverse raffle, there’s something for everyone at one of our largest fundraisers to benefit our Schools. This is also one of our biggest volunteer days and we can’t do it without you. We look forward to having the best carnival yet under the “big top”! 8 * ( 310.889.2247

B'nai Mitzvah September 1 – Ki Tetze 11 a.m. – Nicolas, son of Barbara and Arturo 3:45 p.m. – Justin, son of Marlyn and Marc 5:30 p.m. – Maxwell, son of Kari and David September 15 – Nitzavim 5:30 p.m. – Isabel, daughter of Robyn and Anthony

September 22 – Vayelech 11:30 a.m. – Oliver, son of Joya and Michael 5 p.m. – Julia, daughter of Sandra and Glenn September 29 – Ha’azinu 11:30 a.m. – Michael, son of Sharona and Afshin 3:45 p.m. – Melanie, daughter of Pamela and James 5:30 p.m. – Jenna, daughter of Leslie and Robert


Programs For Center for Youth Engagement

Wise Years (60+)

Get Engaged in a New Youth Culture at Wise

A E A new Temple group has formed – Wise Years for ages 60+. Join other 60 years and better at Stephen S. Wise Temple for learning, lunch, and leisure, the second Thursday of each month from October to May. Mornings will feature speakers on a wide range of timely and timeless topics. We’ll have lunch together, then choose from a variety of afternoon activities.

All K-12 programs, apart from Wise Elementary and the ECC, will fall under the umbrella of the new Center for Youth Engagement, including Religious School, Wise Temple Youth, NFTY, Club 4, 56 Club, Homework Club, iLearn, Sunday afternoon Basketball, The Academy, and Camp Wise. As with all innovative, responsive, and dynamic communities, our programs continue to grow as we reach out to meet the needs of more students and families. Yet, in the case of CYE, one of our primary goals is to streamline and present CYE as your one stop shop for spirituality, community, and social and educational opportunities, for parents and their students in Kindergarten through college – all in a safe social space. The CYE is committed to fostering relationships with all Temple members by offering innovative, creative, handson, community experiences to all our students and families, so that their connection to the Temple carries with them from their school years, into adulthood, and beyond. We look forward to getting to know you and your child as you begin your journey of engagement in the new youth culture at Wise!


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It’s Time! Time for Fun, Time for Community, and Time to Support Our Schools September 2012-May 2013 Join the Wise Parents Association (WPA) for monthly events and product offerings that give you an opportunity to connect with your School community while raising money to support our Early Childhood Center, Elementary, and Religious Schools. Check out our year-long calendar for a complete list of events and sales to benefit our Schools. The time is now! 8 The W Shabbat (20s & 30s) Friday, November 30, 2012 Friday, March 1, 2013 Friday, May 31, 2013 Wisdom, Welcome, Wonderment, Worship, Will you be there? These are the five Ws of the W Shabbat – a Shabbat Service exclusively for 20s & 30s, created by the W Group for their young and dynamic community. Join us for wine and cheese at 7:30 p.m., followed by the Service at 8 p.m. Your answer: Wouldn’t miss it!

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We are very excited to announce the opening of The Center for Youth Engagement (CYE) at Stephen S. Wise Temple. The CYE combines the Religious School, Youth, and Camp Departments into the single preeminent community of formal and informal education opportunities for youth in Kindergarten through college and their parents, to maintain deeper connections to our Temple and instill a lifelong love of learning in a safe and secure environment.


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Friday, October 12, 2012 Friday, November 2, 2012 Friday, December 7, 2012 Friday, February 1, 2013 Friday, March 1, 2013 Friday, May 3, 2013 Friday, June 7, 2013 Feel the energy, feel the rhythm, and feel the community of our incredible Soulful Shabbat on the first Friday of every month (except in October, January, and April). Join our Clergy and the David Kates Jazz Band each month, featuring music that will uplift your spirit and prepare your soul for Shabbat. After the incredible response last year, our Soulful Shabbat committee is back to host our signature dessert oneg that is the best in town! 8 ( 310.889.2208 Family Shabbat Service and Nosh

Friday, October 12, 2012 – Grade 4 Friday, November 2, 2012 – Grade 3 Friday, December 7, 2012 – Grade 2 Friday, February 1, 2013 – Grade 1 Friday, March 1, 2013 – Kindergarten Friday, May 3, 2013 – Grade 5 Friday, June 7, 2013 – Grade 6 Join us for the Family Shabbat Nosh at 5:30 p.m., and Service at 6:15 p.m., featuring our Elementary and Religious School students and their families and our trademark visual t’fillah, providing an interactive and engaging way to participate in Shabbat. While different grade levels are featured at these services each month, we welcome all Religious and Elementary School families to share in these special Shabbatot with us.

r All Seasons The Center for Jewish Life proudly presents for the 2012-2013 year an engaging series of lectures, dialogues, classes, and seminars. Wise Hearts is the caring community of Stephen S. Wise Temple and Schools. We respond to the needs of Temple members at times of crisis or joy. These actions strengthen the bonds of community that make the Temple’s presence meaningful in the lives of our members. Whether it is news about yourself or a friend, we’d like to know. Submissions will be kept confidential. 8 * ( 310.889.CARE

Saturday, October 6, 2012 | 10 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012 | 10 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2013 | 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2013 | 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013 | 10 a.m. Tot Shabbat gives families with children ages birth-5 an opportunity to celebrate the traditions of Shabbat in a fun and creative way. On several Saturdays throughout the year at 10 a.m., Rabbi Spike Anderson, Dr. Sheryl, and Ditza will come together with families to sing, tell stories, and often, celebrate a holiday with thematic activities. Tot Shabbat is the perfect way to introduce your little ones to the beauty of sharing Shabbat together as a family.

Family & Me Shabbat Saturday, November 17 | 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20 | 9:30 a.m. Join us for a service designed especially for babies, toddlers, 2-year-olds, and their families. These mornings feature music with Ditza, stories with Randee, and prayers with Rabbi Spike Anderson. 8 ( 310.889.2248

Sundays at 9:15 a.m. September 23, 2012 October 14, 2012 October 28, 2012 November 18, 2012 December 2, 2012 December 9, 2012 Stephen S. Wise Temple ECC Playground Wise Daditude is a new group of Stephen S. Wise dads who get together Sunday mornings at the Wise ECC Playground for a group playdate and some guy time. This is a fantastic way to spend some quality time with your preschooler (birth-5 years old) in a safe, contained environment. We will have coffee for the dads, toys for the kids, and good company. As part of each session, there will also be some informal learning with Rabbi Spike Anderson. Topics will include Dad/parenting concerns and the Jewish holidays. Give your wife the morning off, and get the day started right! 8 * ( 310.889.2203

Just to give you a taste … this year’s speakers include one of the world’s most highly-respected Jewish historians, Jonathan Sarna, the founder of the Shalem Center, Yoram Hazony, and best-selling author, Angella Nazarian. And, our Forum on Critical Values dialogues feature New York Times Op-Ed columnist David Brooks and Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Ambassador Ron Prosor. The A Few Wise Men series includes a songwriter Hall of Fame inductee and the Los Angeles County District Attorney. There are many wonderful opportunities to engage in ongoing study in mini-courses, Neighborhood Learning courses, and in our Melton Adult Mini-School which offers a two-year course of study. In addition, we are happy to announce that for the first time, we are offering a Melton Mini-School Graduate program. This is the largest Center for Jewish Life set of offerings ever. Watch for your brochure in the mail for what promises to be a stimulating and uplifting year of Jewish engagement and growth. 8 ( 888.380.WISE (9473)

W Junior is a one-of-a-kind group offering families with children from birth to five years old with more opportunities for togetherness with each other and other young families. Events and activities deliver endless fun for kids and deepened relationships for parents – connecting them to their own families, other families, and to Temple clergy in a safe and friendly environment. Join one of the many fun events scheduled throughout the year and be a part of the W Junior community. 8 * ( 310.889.2265


Spring Programs 2nd Night Community Passover Seder Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 6 p.m. Zeldin-Hershenson Hall Share a second night Passover Seder with your Wise community and our Clergy. Don’t worry about preparing a seder for the whole family, just head over to Wise and we’ll do all the work for you, from cooking to learning, and everything in between. This promises to be a wonderful evening filled with music, conversation, delicious food, and the telling of the Passover story. 8 Yom Ha’atzma-ut Israel’s Independence Day & Basketball Tournament Sunday, April 14, 2013 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Campus Wide Join us for our 2013 Yom Ha’atzmaut Festival: From Israel to L.A. Highlighting the athleticism and culture of Israel, this festival for all ages will feature a basketball tournament, DJ, interactive kibbutz, face painting, petting zoo, Michael Hittleman Gallery Art Show, Israeli cuisine, Krav Maga, dancing, giveaways, and much more! Admission is free, so bring a friend! 8

Annual Library Brunch Thursday, May 9, 2013 10 a.m. | Zeldin-Hershenson Hall You’re invited to our Annual Spring Brunch to benefit the Diener and Kadner Families Library of Stephen S. Wise Temple. The event will feature a special guest speaker and a delicious brunch. Celebrate spring and make it a morning out by attending this beautiful brunch. 8 * ( 310.889.2234

Annual Celebration

Havdalah in Your Neighborhood

May 2013

Selected Dates in Spring 2013 Times and Neighborhoods in the City and Valley TBD

The Annual Celebration, in support of our Temple and Schools, is a highlight among the events held during the year. We will bring our congregation and community together for a magnificent evening of celebration and recognition. Be a part of this extraordinary experience and join us at our gala dinner! * ( 310.889.2276 Yoga Torah Winter/Spring 2013 Rabbi Lydia Medwin and a professional yoga instructor team up to explore the mind and body. * ( 310.889.2386

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Beginning its fourth year, we hope to share in the beautiful and joyous experience of Havdalah in a neighborhood near you. Our Temple clergy will lead us in a learning session followed by a brief Havdalah service. Stay for a while, enjoy great food and drink, and get to know your neighbors from our Wise community. * ( 310.889.2276

Summer Programs Intergenerational Israel Trip Led by Rabbi Josh Zweiback, Senior Educator of Stephen S. Wise Temple Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Stephen S. Wise Temple Join us for a night of teaching and interpretation as our Rabbis and Cantor take you on a journey through the Torah. The evening will begin with a service, including the reading of the Ten Commandments, and will be followed by learning sessions. The night will close with our traditional cheesecake dessert reception. 8

June 16-30, 2013 Join Rabbi Josh Zweiback on an Intergenerational Trip to Israel for first-timers, as well as those who have been to Israel before. The trip will focus on encountering contemporary Israeli life and culture through meetings with scholars and artists, as well as plenty of opportunities for learning, spiritual exploration, and fun. From little kids to great-grandparents, this trip is for all ages. Plus, there will be an opportunity to celebrate becoming bar/bat mitzvah in Israel with your Wise community! * ( 310.889.2227

Summer 2013 Last summer, we opened our doors to the first-ever synagogue-based Freedom School on the west coast and only the second nationally. Freedom School provides a sixweek, summer literacy and leadership program that serves students from impoverished, at-risk environments, free of charge to prevent learning loss during the summer, while simultaneously providing enrichment activities that foster self-confidence and generate a more positive attitude towards learning. There are many ways to get involved in this program – from being a snack volunteer to volunteering your time in the classroom, and so much more. 8 * ( 310.889.2265

Camp Wise 2013 June 24-August 9, 2013 Join Camp Wise, the Temple’s Summer Day Camp from Nursery School-Grade 6, for a summer full of fun and a lifetime of happy memories. Camp Wise offers non-stop engagement with new themes, field trips, special guests, and all your favorite features like swimming, art, gaga, sports, and Shabbat! Camp Wise offers a flexible schedule so you can work your child’s summer camp fun around your family’s summer plans. Registration begins after the first of year. Look out for special offers and promotions! 8 *


The congregation extends its sincere appreciation for these generous contributions MAZAL TOV Bonnie and Rabbi Eli and family on the birth of their grandson, to Adam and Sara on the birth of their nephew, and to Dawn and Peter Reilly on the birth of their son, Jesse Reilly Donna and Cantor Nathan and family on the birth of their granddaughter, to Marcia on the birth of her great-granddaughter, to Alexis and Michael on the birth of their niece, to Max on the birth of his cousin, to Jenna and Joey on the birth of their daughter, and to Lyla on the birth of her sister, Olivia Rose Phyllis and Richard and family on the birth of their grandson, and to Elissa and Jonathan on the birth of their son, Theodore Jude Hila and Benjamin Benditson and family on the marriage of his brother, and to Mindi Siegler and Aaron Benditson on their marriage David Segall, son of Marc Segall M.D. and Peggy Simons Ph.D. on graduating from Claremont McKenna College with a Master’s Degree in Finance and on passing the Series 7, 66, 67, 86, and 87 brokerage exams and part 1 of the CFA exam Melinda Myers and Ken Lindner and family on their marriage, and to Mary and Tristin Hill on the marriage of their mother Bobbie and Mike Plotkin and family on the celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary Heidi and Albert and family on the birth of their grandson, Jackson Mateo Lori and Howard Soroko and family on the marriage of their daughter, to Adam Soroko on the marriage of his sister, and to Andrea Soroko and Devin Naar on their marriage

Bea and family on the birth of her greatgranddaughter, Wendy and Gerald on the birth of their granddaughter, Michelle on the birth of her niece, and to Emily and Scott on the birth of their daughter, Charlotte Avery Caroline Cooperman and family on the marriage of her granddaughter, Erin Hampshire to Taurean Baynard, and on her granddaughter Shaine Lebowitz’s high school graduation and acceptance to Columbia University Seth Gerber on his appointment as Chair of the Board for the Pacific Southwest Region of the Anti-Defamation League Gail and Mark Feldman and family on the marriage of his son, to Diane Taylor and Gary Thomas on the marriage of her son, to Edythe Lipen on the marriage of her grandson, and to Rachel Dwight and Cantor Marcus Feldman on their marriage Terrie and Richard Baumann and family on the engagement of their daughter, Alison to Jesse Warshal Holly Spevak and Steve Radom and families on their marriage

CONDOLENCES Benita Chaum and Jesse Rifkind and family on the loss of her brother, Harvey Goldstein Guitty Caroline and Michel Bolour on the loss of his father, and to Leeor, Michael and Mielle on the loss of their grandfather, Rafat Bolour

Rodney Friedman Bob Lifson Stanley Morse Bette Saul Frances Seltzer May God grant peace to all who mourn and comfort the bereaved families

RABBIS’ DISCRETIONARY FUNDs IN HONOR OF: their marriage, by Mindi and Aaron Siegler the bar mitzvah of their son Jed, by Alison and Chet the marriage of Rachel Dwight and Cantor Marcus Feldman, by Fran Morris-Rosman, Richard and Randal Rosman

the naming of their granddaughter, Madeline, by Linda and Rick

To the family of Bette Saul

Dee and family on the birth of her granddaughter, to Deeana on the birth of her niece, and to Shaloha and Gary on the birth of their daughter, Ayelet Mikaela

The sympathy of the congregation is extended to the families of

Wendy and Rory Packer and family on the loss of her mother, and to Samuel and Jeremy on the loss of their grandmother, Ruth Horuch

Lindsey Sherman and Michael Contento and families on their marriage

Linda and Cantor Charles and family on the birth of their granddaughter, Ruby Valentina Tigerlily

Michele and Jim Hess and family on the loss of her father, and to Cameron and Eden on the loss of their grandfather, Maurice Kolevsohn

the marriage of their daughter Elissa Gysi to Andy Sinclair, by Patty Linden and Fred Gysi

Marcia and Mark Smith and family on the loss of her mother, and to Alexander and Amanda on the loss of their grandmother, Bernice Lewis

Golareh and Soroush and family on the birth of their daughter, and to Alexander and Gabriel on the birth of their sister, Remi Sophia

Rebeca and Matt Dardashti and family on the loss of her mother, and to Alexander, Nicholas, Bianca and Isabella on the loss of their grandmother, Shahla Tavakoli

To the family of Frances Seltzer

Lori and Michael and family on the birth of their granddaughter, and to Bari and Fred on the birth of their daughter, Sloane Murray

Patty Linden and Fred Gysi and family on the marriage of their daughter, to Madeleine Gysi on the marriage of her sister, and to Elissa Gysi and Andy Sinclair on their marriage

Kim and Robert Cavallo and family on the loss of her mother, and to Charlie and Joey on the loss of their grandmother, Jane Anenberg

Rabbi Isaiah Zeldin and family on the loss of his brother, to Michael Zeldin and Terry Gock on the loss of Michael’s uncle, Sivan and Igor Zakai, Oren Kroll-Zeldin and Noga Firstenberg, and Noam Kroll-Zeldin on the loss of their greatuncle, and to Eytan and Ilan Zakai on the loss of their great-great-uncle, Jack Zeldin

the 50th anniversary of Florence and Bob Nairins, by Joel and Lionel Zuckerbraun Bonnie and Rabbi Eli on the birth of their grandson, Jesse Riley, by Janine and Rick Kolodny; Carin and Glenn Freeman and Fran Morris-Rosman, Richard and Randal Rosman the naming of their daughter Berkeley, by Dori and Jordan Katz their marriage, by Lindsay and Oren Krygier their marriage, by Heather Glick-Atalla and Nabil Atalla

Vivienne Friedman and family on the loss of her husband, and to Hayley and Justin on the loss of their father, Rodney Friedman

Rabbi Eli Herscher officiating at the memorial service for her father, Alvin Citron, by Nancy and Richard Katz

Dana Wechter and family on the loss of her father, and to Shane, Jaden and Michaela on the loss of their grandfather, Aaron Wechter

Rabbi Lydia Medwin, by Lisa B. Strongin


To the family of Bob Lifson

Leo Rothbarth, by Dorothy Hoffman and family

Danielle and Mark and family on the birth of their son, Ignacio

Sara Portillo and family on the loss of her grandfather, Pablo Portillo

Robert Caine, by Sunny Caine

Dana and Gustavo and family on the birth of their son, Daniel Elias

Stacey and Steven Rosenthal and family on the loss of her grandfather, Richard Schiff

Stephanie Beck and Jeremy Bronfman and families on their marriage

Michele and Jeff Starr and family on the loss of his mother, and to Molly Keith-Starr on the loss of her grandmother, Rose Starr

Josef Istrin and family on the marriage of his son, to JJ and Julie Istrin and Matthew Istrin on the marriage of their brother, and to Jennifer Krohn and Zachary Istrin on their marriage Ellen Harris and Marshall Glick and family on the marriage of his daughter, and to Heather GlickAtalla and Nabil Atalla on their marriage Lana Sternberg and family on the marriage of her daughter, Allyson to Callen Frasure

Leanne Leonard and family on the loss of her mother, Albertalea Leonard Elyse Flier and family on the loss of her mother, Frances Katz Aileen Morse and family on the loss of her husband, Stanley Morse

Florence Zeldin, by Cherna and Gary Gitnick, and Linda and Rick Cohn Bob Lifson, by Byrdie and Bruce Pompa and Bridgette and Hal Lifson Isaac Lipen, by Edythe Lipen Coleman (Carl) Reisman, by Shirley Reisman Rose Pollack and Joseph Joseph, by Seema Pollack and family Alvin Citron, by Linda and Roger Friedman Don DeWitt, by Marian DeWitt Dr. Miriam Reichstein, by Jackie Harrell, Erin Harrell and Bebe Reichstein Rosanna Crasnick, by Donald Crasnick

Contributions Jane Anenberg, by Eden Mortuary Arthur Wright, by Leslie Wright


Rosanna Crasnick and Florence Zeldin, by Lila and Dan Shaps Florence Zeldin, by Arliss Simon


Evelyn Kaufman, by Lori and Rob Goodman and family


the marriage of Alexandra Weiner and Darren Schwartz, by Dianna and Victor Weiner

Maurice Kolevsohn, by Dana and Todd Katz and Amy and Ron Ossip

Rachel Shames’ graduation from law school, by Lori and Rob Goodman and family

the marriage of Rachel Dwight and Cantor Marcus Feldman, by Fran Morris-Rosman, Richard and Randal Rosman

Evelyn Weiss, by Linda and Robert Elkman and Melissa and Daniel Rozansky

Wise Temple Lifelong Learning Fund

Donna and Cantor Nathan on the birth of their granddaughter, Olivia Rose, by Shellie and Gary Ross the birth of Olivia Rose, by Shellie and Gary Ross

IN MEMORY OF: Bernice and Derwood Alpert, by Rochelle and Ron Fox

SOCIAL ACTION FUND IN HONOR OF: by the Kulanu Havurah the marriage of Rebecca Praw and Michael Share, Lori and Rob Goodman and family

IN MEMORY OF: Harriet Baumann, by Terrie and Richard Baumann Charlotte Friedman, by Nancy and Ira Norris Jack Zeldin, by Sussan and Michael Shore Rodney Friedman, by Sussan and Michael Shore Florence Zeldin, by Diane and Jules Kabat

SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUNDS IN MEMORY OF: Rodney Friedman, by Heidi and Albert Praw Laura Sherman, by Frankie and Joel Berger Mathilda Schnall, by Shelly and Don Levy Edward Berger, by Michele Zwillinger and Mort Rosen Eleanor Nussbaum, by Laurie, Paul, Sammy and Aaron Nussbaum

SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND IN MEMORY OF: Florence Zeldin, by Brenda and Alan Abramson Jonathan Furie, by Karen Furie Etomer Fishman, by Evaline Fishman Abe Hershenson, by Brenda and Alan Hershenson and family

DIENER AND KADNER FAMILIES LIBRARY FUND IN MEMORY OF: Sanford Leff and Morris S. Young, by Barbara Leff

LESLIE SHELDON ZOLA SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP FUND IN HONOR OF: Donna and Cantor Nathan on the birth of their granddaughter Olivia Rose, by Sheila Burman and Dick Laurence the birthday of Don Haselkorn, by Sheila Burman and Dick Laurence

ELISA RUBEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND IN HONOR OF: The bar mitzvah of Gregory, by Eileen and Bryan Kravetz

AVI GESUNDHEIT FUND FOR MUSIC IN MEMORY OF: Judith Linda Gold, by Sharon and Mitchell H. Hersch

METUKA BENJMAIN Scholarship FUND IN HONOR OF: the birth of Jackson Mateo, by Janine and Rick Kolodny Metuka Benjamin, by Tanis Harris

IN MEMORY OF: Rodney Friedman, Jane Anenberg, and Stanley Morse, by Lynn and Les Bider

IN MEMORY OF: Sanford Igdaloff, by Harold Igdaloff Nathan Hoffman, by Dorothy Hoffman Ezra Budiansky, by Patti and Roger Golden Lee Leeds, by Nancy and Barry Greenfield Dave Plotkin, by Penny and Mark Berns

WISE GENERAL FUND IN MEMORY OF: David Levington, by Paula Ashton Levington Lillian Mayman, by Paula Ashton

SHABBAT MORNING MINYAN FUND IN MEMORY OF: Helen Walter, by the Walter and Besbris Families

YAHRZEIT FUND IN MEMORY OF: Abraham Peck, by Daphna Ziman Chasia Bereskin, by Debby B. Edelsohn Bessie and Nathan Entous, by the Entous Family Carmella Margalit, by Carolynne and Ze’ev Drori Stanley Cohn, by Dorothy Cohn Charlotte Rabin, by Elaine Winters Bertha Freedman and Evelyn Price, by Joan and Bill Feldman Rosanna Crasnick, by Susan and Jon Berger Maurice Joelson, by Yasmina and Alan Joelson

Rodney Friedman, by Linda and David Salzman

Louis Caplan, by Sheila Frost

Florence Zeldin, by Marjorie Fuchs; Nadine Bloch; Gene and Louise Bramson; Karen and Allan Entous; Tali, Benny, and Gravi Zelkowiz; Jennifer Serviss; and Lori and Rob Goodman and family

Victoria Behar Hernandez, by Jacqueline Romano

Edith Nahmias, by Deena and Ed Nahmias Rosanna Crasnick, by Jo and Irv Kierman, Mary Gray and Julian Wolf

SAM DUBMAN FOOD FOR SOVA FUND IN HONOR OF: Great-grandchildren Joshua, Sadie and Ellie, by Bea

IN MEMORY OF: Sam Dubman, by Bea Dubman Rodney Friedman, by Cookie and Jerry Zack

Sam Gross, by Sally and Donald Jones

Eli Meshulam, by Nancy and David Meshulam


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